Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Geek Requirements:
Sci-fi, nostalgia, animation, technology, magic.

What's it About?
Two men and a baby.  Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are charged, among all that is going on in the galactic civil war, to rescue a slimy little Hutt baby.  Right - Jabba's son.  They are joined by a padawan, Ahsoka Tano, a youngling straight out of... whatever school it is younglings go to, who is assigned to learn under Anakin.  Definitely not his coolest apprentice.

How to Appreciate It
Um...  You pretty much have to be a kid at heart.  I'm not gonna lie; this movie is pretty much geared toward a younger audience.  And not even like Shrek where it has stuff that adults can appreciate.  It's just juvenile all around.

Is it Worth It?
To say that seeing any incarnation of Star Wars is not worth it would be a lie.  The series has been engrained into the culture like a brand on cattle.  Not being caught up with all that is canon about Star Wars is grounds to revoke your geek license.  And in this instance, this is probably the best reason you're going to have to see Clone Wars.

I wasn't kidding when I said it was juvenile.  On-the-nose dialog, slapstick humor, wacky cartoon voices.  There's no Jar-Jar, but the battle droids pretty much took his place.  The only good thing about that is that you can constantly kill battle droids without getting on the bad side of a Jedi.  I knew I was headed for trouble when I saw that they decided to forgo the iconic scrolling text at the beginning in favor of AN ANNOYING ANNOUNCER VOICE THAT SOUNDS MORE IN PLACE IN ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE!  ::cough::  Excuse me...

But seriously!  How did that even make it past the editing room??

The action sequences could only partly make up for that HUGE blunder.  To compare this animated feature to the rest of the series, I would put it equal if not slightly below Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  The story was fair enough, you can never go wrong with the development of Star Wars characters, and the action in itself was flawless... it's just the subtle, annoying "humor" bits, the crap dialog and the frakkin ANNOUNCER VOICE that screwed this whole thing up for me.

Watch this on your TV so you can fast forward through the first minute or so.  Maybe if you do that your experience will be better than mine.

The best part of the night was this: